The EU has selected six projects for the “Climate for Cities” C4C Programme for implementation in the South Neighbourhood region.

The Climate for Cities (C4C) programme will support the implementation of the following concrete actions included in the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs):

  • In Lebanon, a joint application, filed by the cities of Hammana and Menjez – has secured granting for the project titled: ‘’Integrating resilience to Climate Change and its impact in selected Lebanese municipalities’’. The action will focus on projects in four Lebanese municipalities: Hammana, Menjez, Baakline and Jdeidet Al-Chouf. It aims to assist in implementing the SECAPs of these municipalities, thus improving their capacity to design, implement bankable climate actions at the local level.
  • In Jordan, Greater Irbid Municipality was selected with the following project: “Cleaner Energy Saving multi-use public building”. It aims at establishing a Green Public Park, Ride and Connect facility – an energy saving multi-use public building, powered by solar energy.
  • In Israel, the municipality of Ramat Gan was awarded funding for the “Water Sensitive City” project. The action will enable the reclaiming of the water, its treatment and purification to use as a resource while also preventing floods in extreme weather events and adaptation actions.
  • In Palestine, the “Alternative energy and renewable resources for public and residential building in Abasan Al-Kabira (SUNBUILDING)” project led by the municipality of Abasan Al-Kabira is to develop renewable energy use in public buildings and some residential building in marginalized groups and promote energy-efficient behaviours while supplying Abasan Al-Kabira with electricity based on solar energy.
  • In Tunisia, two projects got green light for funding: In the commune of Sfax, with the ‘’Mobilité active et intelligente à Sfax à travers des actions et initiatives novatrices en matière d’économie d’énergie et de résilience aux changement climatiques’’ project and in Nabeul with the “Ville Verte” project.

The C4C programme aims to contribute to sustainable human development by promoting a transition towards greener and climate-resilient cities in the Southern Neighbourhood, in line with countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement, and making optimum use of climate finance instruments.

Selected applicants will be assisted during implementation by the Clima-Med project.